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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BOOTH, n. [Heb. beth, a house or booth, a nest for birds.]
A house or shed built of boards, boughs of trees, or other slight materials, for a temporary residence.
BOOT'-HOSE, n. [boot and hose.] Stocking-hose or spatterdashes, in lieu of boots.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: a table (in a restaurant or bar) surrounded by two high- backed benches
2: small area set off by walls for special use [syn: booth, cubicle, stall, kiosk]
3: United States actor and assassin of President Lincoln (1838-1865) [syn: Booth, John Wilkes Booth]
4: a small shop at a fair; for selling goods or entertainment

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural booths) Etymology: Middle English bothe, of Scandinavian origin; akin to Old Norse b?th booth; akin to Old English b?an to dwell — more at bower Date: 13th century 1. a temporary shelter for livestock or field workers 2. a. a stall or stand (as at a fair) for the sale or exhibition of goods b. (1) a small enclosure affording privacy for one person at a time <a telephone booth> <polling booths> (2) a small enclosure that isolates its occupant especially from patrons or customers <a ticket booth> (3) an isolated enclosure used in sound recording or in broadcasting <a radio booth> c. a restaurant seating arrangement consisting of a table between two high-back benches

Merriam Webster's

I. biographical name family of American actors: Junius Brutus 1796-1852 b in England & his sons Edwin Thomas 1833-1893 & John Wilkes 1838-1865 assassin of Lincoln II. biographical name William 1829-1912 English founder of Salvation Army father of: William Bramwell 1856-1929 Salvation Army general; Ballington 1857-1940 founder of Volunteers of America; Evangeline Cory 1865-1950 Salvation Army general

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a small temporary roofed structure of canvas, wood, etc., used esp. as a market stall, for puppet shows, etc. 2 an enclosure or compartment for various purposes, e.g. telephoning or voting. 3 a set of a table and benches in a restaurant or bar. Etymology: ME f. Scand.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Booth Booth (b[=oo][th]), n. [OE. bothe; cf. Icel. b[=u][eth], Dan. & Sw. bod, MHG. buode, G. bude, baude; from the same root as AS. b[=u]an to dwell, E. boor, bower, be; cf. Bohem. bauda, Pol. buda, Russ. budka, Lith. buda, W. bwth, pl. bythod, Gael. buth, Ir. both.] 1. A house or shed built of boards, boughs, or other slight materials, for temporary occupation. --Camden. 2. A covered stall or temporary structure in a fair or market, or at a polling place.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(booths) 1. A booth is a small area separated from a larger public area by screens or thin walls where, for example, people can make a telephone call or vote in private. I called her from a public phone booth near the entrance to the bar... = cubicle N-COUNT: usu n N 2. A booth in a restaurant or café consists of a table with long fixed seats on two or sometimes three sides of it. They sat in a corner booth, away from other diners. N-COUNT

Easton's Bible Dictionary

a hut made of the branches of a tree. In such tabernacles Jacob sojourned for a season at a place named from this circumstance Succoth (Gen. 33:17). Booths were erected also at the feast of Tabernacles (q.v.), Lev. 23:42, 43, which commemorated the abode of the Israelites in the wilderness.

International Standard Bible Encyclopedia

booth, booth: The Hebrew word cukkah (rendered in the King James Version "booth" or "booths," eleven times; "tabernacle" or "tabernacles," ten times; "pavilion" or "pavilions," five times; "cottage" once) means a hut made of wattled twigs or branches (Le 23:42; Ne 8:15). In countries where trees are abundant such wattled structures are common as temporary buildings as they can be constructed in a very short time. Cattle were probably housed in them (Ge 33:17). Such hurriedly-made huts were use d by soldiers (2Sa 11:11; 1Ki 20:12) and by harvesters--hence, the name feast of "booths" or "tabernacles" (see TABERNACLES, FEAST OF). Job 27:18 uses booth (parallel moth's house) as a symbol of impermanence. Similar huts were erected in vineyards, etc., to protect them from robbers and beasts of prey. The isolated condition of Jerusalem in the time of the prophet Isaiah is compared to a "booth in a vineyard" (Isa 18).

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Moby Thesaurus

Nissen hut, Quonset hut, box, cavity, cell, cellule, chamber, compartment, crib, crypt, cubicle, enclosed space, gatehouse, hold, hole, hollow, hut, hutch, kiosk, lean-to, manger, news kiosk, newsstand, outbuilding, outhouse, pavilion, pew, sentry box, shack, shanty, shed, stall, stand, tollbooth, tollhouse, vault

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